know when I started to get interested in Bhutan. Owing much to a newspaper
article that I have read, I finally decided to trek the unbeaten path
of the Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon.
deep in the folds of the great Himalayan Mountains for years, Bhutan
developed its own civilization. The population of about 600,000 people,
living in close harmony with nature, evolved an unique identity, derived
largely from a rich religious and cultural heritage.
is becoming increasingly known for its pure practice of Mahayana Buddhism
in the Tantric form, its untouched culture, its pristine ecology and
wildlife, and the unparalleled scenic beauty of its majestic peaks
and lush valleys. It is still, in many ways, a magical kingdom of